- SOC 342 Leisure & Society
- E 339 Literature of the Earth
Travel by public transport to Osaka with a local guide. Osaka is known throughout Japan as the land of kuidaore, meaning “eat till you drop”. A walk in Kuromon Market, nicknamed “Osaka’s kitchen”, will give you an idea of just how serious Osakans are about their food.
Next, take the chance to enjoy a unique experience: Japan restaurants often have displays outside with incredibly realistic and detailed samples for their dishes, made with a special wax. See how they are created and follow the staff’s guide to make a piece of sushi yourself, which you can keep as a one-of-a-kind souvenir!
Move on foot to neighboring Namba area, a true food lover mecca overflowing with tasty eateries. Have an early dinner and try Osaka’s soul food: okonomiyaki, a sort of savoury pancake cooked on a hotplate right in front of you. Not only is it delicious, but it is also fun to eat!
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